Delaware Track & Field Hall of Fame

Honoring Delaware's Track & Field Athletes

Since 1994
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About Delaware T & F Hall of Fame

Inception and History

In 1993, University of Delaware Track and Field Coach, Jim Fischer, proposed establishing a Hall of Fame to honor the people that had brought fame and recognition to the State of Delaware through participation in track and field. On January 24, 1994, Tom Fort called to order the initial meeting of the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame organizing committee. Others in attendance were: Jim Fischer, Bill Crowther, Jim Flynn, Bob Siemen, Tom Hickman, Bob Neylan, Bruce Hubbard and Bill Martin.

From this beginning, after several meetings, came the establishment of the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame, organized to perpetuate the memory of Track and Field and Cross Country athletes who have brought lasting fame and recognition to the state and others who have made significant contributions to the sport. Others involved in those early meetings were: Bill Thomson, Anne Thomson, Spencer Henry, Rod Lambert, Larry Pratt, Joe Burden and Kevin Tresolini. In addition, George Johnson and Bill Gerow provided valuable assistance based on their long term involvement in Delaware track and field.

At that meeting, the following were elected to be the first set of officers for the new organization:

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

Jim Fischer
Tom Fort
Bill Thomson
Bob Neylan
Bill Martin

By August 27, 1994, the following had been added to the Board:

Legal Counsel

Anne Thomson
Bruce Hubbard
Bill Crowther
Spencer Henry
Tom Hickman
Rod Lambert
Bob Siemen

The by-laws were adopted on April 18, 1994 and amended on September 6, 1994.

First Inductions

The first induction ceremony was held at Brandywine Terrace on Tuesday, November 22, 1994 and honored the Charter members inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame, as follows:

Reverend Joseph Beattie
Dick Cephus
Chris Dunn
Tom Fort
Bill Gerow
Fred Harmer
Spencer Henry

George Johnson
Rod Lambert
Frank Newlin
Bill Skinner
Carol Thomson
Bill Thomson
Vic Zwolak

The induction ceremonies are held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year.

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1994 Hall of Fame Inductees

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1996 Hall of Fame Inductees

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